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Jack Kruschen Overview:

Actor, Jack Kruschen, was born Jack Joseph Kruschen on Mar 20, 1922 in Winnipeg, Canada. Kruschen died at the age of 80 on Apr 2, 2002 in Chandler, AZ .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Kruschen was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1960Best Supporting ActorThe Apartment (1960)Dr. DreyfussNominated
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Jack Kruschen Quotes:

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Mechanic: Trailer brakes first!


CWO Sam Jacobs: You know, I can't say that I recommend spacesuits for beautiful young dolls. What happened to all your curves?


Mechanic: Think of it as a train behind you. Forty feet of train.


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Jack Kruschen Facts
One of the few actors killed by Martians in 2 different movies: War of the Worlds (1953) and Angry Red Planet (1960).

Performed in radio dramas while still in high school.

In 1939, Kruschen was already appearing in TV dramas on the Don Lee experimental station in Los Angeles; the programs were beamed out to roughly 200 sets with 3" screens.

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